INTIMATE, CLOSE UP AND EXPERIMENTAL
*Cabanyal Intim is a great example of the role that culture plays in support of social
values, because you are invited into a home to see for yourself that there is a life inside, you are helped to understand it’s value and you ask yourself why it has to be
destroyed*. With these words the essence of the festival was defined by Javier
Mariscal, who selflessly developed the seal of identity of the Cabanyal Intim and
designed the poster for its third edition, held in 2013. A gift of creativity and
generosity, with which the prestigious Valencian designer showed his support for this theatrical Project.
Cabanyal Íntim is an urban and independent festival that specializes in intimate, close up and experimental pieces. It takes place over two consecutive weekends inside the historic homes of El Cabanyal district in Valencia, located on the shores of the Mediterranean, the artistic haven of creative artists such as Vicente Blasco Ibáñez or Joaquin Sorolla.
The Festival annually charts an artistic route through the neighbourhood which
approaches a theatrical event from a multitude of artistic interpretations. Theatre, dance, circus, live music, clown, underground cabaret, mime, video art or poetry are all at home in the bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and patios of Cabanyal households.
A route of home theatre, giving life to a dozen pieces of living art, of reduced size and time, created expressly with the theme of each issue in mind. Fresh, daring work, which moves away from established conventional formulas and languages; which can be experienced in the privacy of real neighbourhood homes a few times a day throughout the length of the festival. Intimate and domestic spaces, altruistically lent by their owners or tenants, to be transformed for a few days into stages that play host to the first performance of some of the most innovative pieces around.
A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROJECT
Organized by Francachela Theatre and the Civic Platform Salvem El Cabanyal, the
Festival was created as a social and cultural event, and under this dual commitment has the following objectives:
-To offer unprecedented, quality programming, away from the commercial standard,
accessible and close up to the public, with affordable prices.
-To breathe new life into the Cabanyal neighbourhood, officially declared to be “of
Cultural Interest” in 1993, with the implementation of a theatrical and performance
route to attract citizens, and bring its heritage of unique architecture and houses to the attention of a much wider public, which are converted into performance spaces during the Festival to the attention of the public.
-To promote, encourage and give visibility to the creation, research and contemporary stage production that is forged in our community and offer their creators a space to exhibit their work.
BETWEEN REALITY AND DESIRE
The fourth edition of the Festival will take place in spring, from the 8th to the 18th of
May, 2014 under the theme "Between reality and desire"; a theme that will be common to all the shows in this year’s program. The reality of a neighbourhood and the wish to transform it, bring it to life, experience it through the act of theatre.
NEW THEATRICAL EXPERIENCES
Cabanyal Íntim is designed for intellectually eager and curious audiences of all ages -infants, children, youth and adults- wanting new theatre experiences with a desire to
support the emerging culture that develops in the city.
The public response to the first edition brought in an audience of over 2.000 spectators, a figure that was doubled in the second edition, managing to attract more than 4.000 people to the festival. The public success was repeated in the third edition.
THE FESTIVAL TEAM
The team of Cabanyal Íntim consists of a group of professionals from various cultural
areas. They, along with a group of altruistic supporters, creative artists, residents of the neighbourhood and volunteers, make this pioneer adventure in the Valencian
Community possible, bringing performing arts to private homes.
Artistic directors: Isabel Caballero y Jacobo Julio
Production: Sara Sevilla
Press and Communication: Marta Borcha and Esther Melo.
Support the independent performing arts
Since its inception, self-funding has been the financial model of Cabanyal Íntim; a
festival that focuses on the fringe culture, marginalized by traditional power structures and their deficient cultural policies. Since its second edition, the Festival has chosen the formula of co-financing crowdfunding, with which it has covered, thanks to the economic contributions of patrons, the minimum costs of production of the Festival. A model which is still maintained in its fourth edition- and so we ask for your support again. A collective support that encourages and helps give birth to new productions of quality and ensures the survival and exhibition of independent theatrical creation in Valencia, mistreated and maligned by the current government with their sterile management policies.
Our wish is to give encouragement and increased awareness of the creation of emerging theatre. Help us to make this a reality by your participation and commitment.
Support the Festival Cabanyal Íntim. Now is the time!